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Cheatsheet/summary of financial laws and regulations

I wonder whether there are or we can collect cheat-sheets for the various international regulations of the financial markets. There is e.g. the Dodd-Frank act for the US. Can we gather cheat sheets ...
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How do I convert order book data into OHCL( Open,High,Low,close) format?

The image represents the order book data with columns having following attributes: a0: Best ASK price (i.e. the lowest posted price at which someone is willing to sell an asset) b0: Best BID price (...
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Convergence of Spot and Futures prices

Any explanation I've found explaining why future and spot prices converge over time seem to only focus the explanation on why the spot and future price must be equal at maturity. I understand that if ...
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Determine the right order size with market making strategy

In a market market strategy https://web.stanford.edu/class/msande448/2017/Final/Reports/gr4.pdf, how can we determine the right order size? Assuming I use a market making strategy and on a specific ...
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Fama and French data: Replicating research

Is there any data out there on the Fama and French (1993) paper? I am not talking about their factor data available on their website, I am interested in reproducing their factor calculations. I am ...
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Does margin trading affect market price?

Does supply and demand in CFD trading affect the actual price of financial market?
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End Dates of Financial Crises

I am analyzing past financial crises, comparing the correlation structure amongst 20 broad market indices (equities, FX, credit, commodities) during different crises using amongst other things PCA and ...
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Utility Maximization on a finite Probability Space. Possible mistakes in a paper?

I am currently reading this paper on utility maximization in a financial market model. On page 5 the author starts with the case of a finite probability space and on page 19 he considers the ...
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Hull White help needed

I've been trying to calibrate Hull-White 1 Factor & 2 Factor model using Caps but I've some major doubts about my methodology, and would really appreciate some help. I am using these formulas ...
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Books on financial instruments?

Can you please tell me some good books to learn in detail about all financial instruments available in the market today ?
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Definition of an European Option

I'm a bit confused after reading an article from Henry-Labordere. He was giving an example of an European option whose payoff may depend on the whole path of the underlying : $f(S_{T_1}, S_{T_2}, ...,...
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Which methods are there to determine the price of futures contracts?

Which method apart from the cost of carry model exists, and which works best in real life? How does the market expectations impact on the futures price?
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Asset class dynamics differences

If we compare daily return dynamics of the main asset class time series (e.g. Stock indexes, bonds, precious commodities, etc) do we observe quantifiable differences? Are there some reference paper on ...
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Quantitative Finance books for Practitioners [duplicate]

Currently searching for some books on real options and option pricing. However, the vast majority of the books are quite theoretical, and if someone has been taught these subject in class, half of it ...
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What actually drives a stock price up ou down?

Can someone please explain to me how stock prices go up and down? What are the underlying physical and information technology phenomena and algorithms that drive a stock up or down? Books just say ...
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Asian Options Vs Bermudan Options

Which of these options are more popular in practice/used in industry? And where exactly are they used? Also, I have been searching for listed Asian and Bermudan options, for volume data etc, but have ...
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Fama MacBeth cross-sectional Regression

I am deeply confused right now and hope someone can help me out a bit. I want to replicate part of a paper from Fama/French (2008), Dissecting anomalies, specifically, Table IV "Average Slopes and t-...
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Cross Currency Basis Swap

I understand that there exist a cross Currency Basis between euro and dollar of about 35 bps, which in my understanding can be arbitraged out by following principle of interest rate parity. However, ...
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Extreme Negative Gamma

I see Zero Hedge, talk about extreme negative gamma position of dealers all the time which it then ties back to market moves. I was wondering how do you calculate such market positioning based on ...
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eurodollar future

I just found out about eurdollar futures and I am confused. A eurodollar future contract is defined as a cash settled future based on a Eurodollar Time Deposit having a principal value of USD $1,000,...
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Who/What is a promoter of a company?

As Investopedia defines it: A promoter is an individual or company that, for a fee, helps raise money for some type of investment activity. Most often, promoters raise money for a company through ...
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Is there any book for practically teaching one to interpret market situations?

For example, if swap rates go higher, what exactly the market participants are doing or expecting? Is there a book which can teach us about these practical knowledge / experience? Thanks.
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Has there been studies done on changes in model performance post-crisis?

My question is, has there been done any studies on whether the efficiency and accuracy of pricing and risk-management of derivatives using different models and algorithms has changed after the ...
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Arbitrage argument and Market Quotes [closed]

Good day, I wanted to ask for help with a question from one of my exercise sheets. For a share S the market quotes a given strike K in both european and american styles. Use an arbitrage ...
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Interpretation of Market Price of Volatility Risk

In option pricing with market model equipped with stochastic volatility, there are numerous times mentioning "market price of volatility risk" without even define or give any explanation regarding the ...
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How to calculate Market Return based on an own sample?

I have read several papers and am more confused than clearer about my problem after the reading. I am trying to validate my sample. I use the Schmidt et al. paper (2015) as a guidance to construct ...
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When we look for equilibrium, do we set sum of portfolios equa to zero or equal to outstanding shares?

Let us say we have a market with $K$ agents who choose their portfolios $(\theta_k^i)$ of how many shares of each asset $i$ In equilibrium, my question is whether the condition is to say $\sum_k \...
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How to hedge a MV portfolio against crises

I have constructed an adjusted Mean-Variance portfolio optimization method that optimizes the exposure in a set of X assets. The portfolio works perfectly fine during normal periods (even when there ...
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How we can use adjusted price in combination with price limit in a stock market?

How we can use adjusted price in combination with price limit in stock market? suppose that we have a price limit in a stock market. For example if yesterday last price is ...
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Market, Limit and Cancellation orders

From the paper https://web.stanford.edu/class/msande448/2017/Final/Reports/gr4.pdf page 8, I need at least the limit and market order. I can easily find the full depth from dxfeed or algoseek, but I ...
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Where can I find historical data for Europe listed ETFs?

I'm currently working on building a portfolio optimization tool for European ETFs such as: (SYMBOL/ISIN/description) IQQF / IE00B0M63730 / iShares MSCI AC Far East ex-Japan UCITS ETF EXW1 / ...
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World Stock Markets that went up in 2008

We all know that the US stock market(s) collapsed in price in 2008, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_bear_market_of_2007%E2%80%9309. I was wondering what countries' stock markets went ...
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Practical applications of financial instruments with infinite lifetime

In financial mathematics, mathematician sometimes consider financial instruments with infinite lifetime, e.g. bonds or options. I am curious how it looks in practice. Is the case of ​​an infinite ...
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Correlation between two indexes

The Global Minimum Variance has an annual return standard deviation of 9.9%. Its correlation with the Standard & Poor's 500 Index is 0.45. What is the annual return standard deviation of the S&...
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What is the payoff matrix of a set of put option that completes the market?

For example, there are three states of nature but only one security yielding payoffs {1,2,3} in the three states. What would be the set of put options that completes the market? I know that if it his ...
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financial markets

Let's suppose the following model of financial markets : Market-Maker : the sell financial derivatives, the hedge all the risk after calculating their sensibilities to market risk factors. Thus ...
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Good benchmark for european Flexible asset allocation funds?

Flexible allocation funds usually do not state any benchmark. Because flexible funds allocations are dynamic and less constrained, determining an appropriate benchmark for the funds is challenging. I ...
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How Free Of Payment (FOP) trade works? How it impacts NAV and P&L?

I want to understand how the Free of Payment(FOP) trades work from accounting point of view. My questions are: What data we collect while capturing FOP trade? How it impacts NAV and P&L? e.g. say ...
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Separate market and limit orders from market depth/tick data

From the website https://www.algoseek.com/equities/, we can get a sample of the full depth market/tick data. From the paper https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.03870.pdf page 8, I would like to extract the ...